November My Monthly Hero Countdown: Idea #5 + Giveaway!

by Jessica Frost-Ballas November 05, 2017 351 Comments

Hello and welcome as we begin the countdown to the release of the November My Monthly Hero kit!  Release day is Monday, November 6th at 1pm Eastern/10am Pacific. We'll be here all weekend, sharing ideas for using both the main kit, as well as new optional add-on products that will also be available on Monday. And, remember to comment on each and every post as we'll be giving away a kit on Monday morning, before the kit launches! Now join Jess as she shares a project using some of the add-on items...

Hi, Jess here! I love the November kit but I was really drawn to one of the add-on items and decided to focus on it today! As someone who celebrates Jewish holidays, I always struggle to find a good Hanukkah set amidst all the fabulous Christmas sets so I was ridiculously excited to see some of the add-on items this month! ;) 

This add-on set has beautiful images for the festival of lights or for general winter holiday cards! I'll be sharing another card during the hop using the same set but without a Hanukkah theme to show its versatility! To start I stamped the menorah with Versamark and heat-embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder. Then I die-cut it with the coordinating die before coloring the flames with Copic markers. Next I added a thick layer of Spectrum Noir clear sparkle to the menorah and then added a layer of Nuvo crystal glaze. I set that aside to dry while I worked on the background.

I wanted to keep my card fairly clean and simple but decided to add a little interest to the card base with the help of one of the add-on stencils. I placed the stencil over a piece of white cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot using the embossing pad instead of a cutting pad.  This resulted in a dry embossed pattern across the entire panel. Next I stamped the sentiment with Versamark on dark navy blue cardstock and heat-embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder. I also added a layer of Spectrum Noir clear sparkle over the entire sentiment. I adhered the menorah and the sentiment to the embossed card base with foam mounting tape and finished the card with a sprinkling of Frost sequins!

Win a kit before you can buy it! Just leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post! We'll randomly draw one lucky winner from all of the comments left across all countdown posts and announce the winner first thing Monday morning, November 6th, before the kit launches at 1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win!

Thanks so much for visiting!  Be sure to come back later today for another look at this month's kit and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

 

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51 Responses

dgolly
dgolly

November 05, 2017

Cute card. Thanks for sharing.

Stefanie White
Stefanie White

November 05, 2017

This is so pretty! Love the extra sparkle.

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

November 05, 2017

I’m always happy when taking into account all types of religion, so that everyone can make beautiful cards or other craft, thanks for this!
Isabel Z
Isabel Z

November 05, 2017

This is a beautiful card!!!

Samantha Olden
Samantha Olden

November 05, 2017

Exciting that stamps will cover other seasonal holidays. Such a sparkly card : )

Lynn
Lynn

November 05, 2017

Love the menorah! Perfect sentiment too!

Chriss Blagrave
Chriss Blagrave

November 05, 2017

Beautiful shimmer and textures! ❤️

kReN@afourthlife
kReN@afourthlife

November 05, 2017

Lovely sparkles!

Maria B
Maria B

November 05, 2017

Thanks for describing how you got the menorah so sparkly.

Lurdez Castello
Lurdez Castello

November 05, 2017

Beautiful,

Carrie R.
Carrie R.

November 05, 2017

Beautiful card. I love the addition of the embossing with the stencil to your design. This kit and add-ons are so versatile, there is something for everyone.

Marilee DeMars
Marilee DeMars

November 05, 2017

Beautiful!!

MelissaF
MelissaF

November 05, 2017

Beautiful holiday card, love the simple and sparkling design!

Melissa Edwards
Melissa Edwards

November 05, 2017

This is beautiful. The card kit seems very versatile and I am excited to see it!!

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam

November 05, 2017

Beautiful Hanukkah card! Thanks for sharing…

Pennie Glasser
Pennie Glasser

November 05, 2017

I love the whole release. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

Barb P
Barb P

November 05, 2017

Beautiful card. So excited to see what add-ons will be available for the kit too. Love these kits.

Katherine
Katherine

November 05, 2017

What a stunning card. Such beautiful details. Can’t wait to see all of the kit!

Linda R
Linda R

November 05, 2017

This is a beautiful card! I love the glaze on top!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

November 05, 2017

That’s a wonderful sparkly card!! Beautiful :)

Glenda Sultan
Glenda Sultan

November 05, 2017

Simple yet elegant.

Amy Vitriani
Amy Vitriani

November 05, 2017

Beautiful card! Great to see a beautiful set for those who celebrate the Jewish holidays!!

Carolyn S
Carolyn S

November 05, 2017

What a lovely design which really could be adapted to any card making need

Dorothy Mutafopulos
Dorothy Mutafopulos

November 05, 2017

Love the card, and menorah it’s so great to create cards that we can share with others .

Ruth Davis
Ruth Davis

November 05, 2017

Simple but beautiful card

Amy McCue
Amy McCue

November 05, 2017

I love the sparkle on that menorah. It is beautiful!

Jill S
Jill S

November 05, 2017

Jess, that’s a lovely card.

Kimberly
Kimberly

November 05, 2017

love the sparkles – this is one incredible kit that I would love to have

Naama E
Naama E

November 05, 2017

I know what you mean! I have terrible Christmas-envy too!! I usually make do with some kind of light related sentiment, but it’s so good to find a dedicated set! Can’t wait to see it :D
Thanks for sharing your beautiful card! xx

Lagene
Lagene

November 05, 2017

Awesome, glad to see Hanukkah theme stamps!

jayne
jayne

November 05, 2017

Very pretty card! Thanks for the tip using the stencil to dry emboss, will try on my next card. Always great ideas from these sneak peeks.

Jenifer Hill
Jenifer Hill

November 05, 2017

This is so pretty! I can’t wait until tomorrow! Thank you!

Karry L
Karry L

November 05, 2017

Beautiful card! Love the sparkle!

Marianne
Marianne

November 05, 2017

Just gorgeous!

annette hepler
annette hepler

November 05, 2017

love this new kit

Camala
Camala

November 05, 2017

Simply beautiful!

Eva Szasz
Eva Szasz

November 05, 2017

So beautiful you could find something to represent your holiday! Beautiful card!

Martha Berry
Martha Berry

November 05, 2017

What a super sparkly menorah! Love all the sparkle you put on top of the embossing powder. I would never have thought of that but it is perfect for the holiday season. Lovely and unique card.

leslie Pierson
leslie Pierson

November 05, 2017

what a beautiful sparkly card, love it.

Deborah Ziadie
Deborah Ziadie

November 05, 2017

I have friends who celebrate Hanukkah who would really appreciate receiving this beautiful card. Can’t wait to see the full stamp set.

Phi
Phi

November 05, 2017

So sparkly. Very pretty.

Tammy Joyce
Tammy Joyce

November 05, 2017

This is a very pretty card and I love the blue. And I really like the sentiment. TFS.

Barbara Staradumsky
Barbara Staradumsky

November 05, 2017

Gorgeous! Love all the sparkle!

Jackie Stoltz
Jackie Stoltz

November 05, 2017

Wow, so excited to see the add on stamp set for Hanukkah! I recently became friends with a lot of folks that celebrate Hanukkah and this will be perfect!

Felicia
Felicia

November 05, 2017

Wow! I love this card. Always looking for ideas for my Jewish friends and this is certainly a card I will make to send to them. I love how all the traditional colors are brought together!

Shannon
Shannon

November 05, 2017

I’m really excited to see this month’s kit!!

Sue LD
Sue LD

November 05, 2017

Beautiful Hanukkah card. I like the sparkle.

Joy J.
Joy J.

November 05, 2017

Simply beautiful! Can’t wait to see the full reveal!

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

November 05, 2017

Beautiful with all the sparkle and shine!

Charlotte
Charlotte

November 05, 2017

What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!!

Mary D
Mary D

November 05, 2017

Beautiful clean colors in simplicity. Love the Frost sequins.